How To Create A Folder In Google Sheets

Last Updated on October 31, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a folder in Google Sheets.

If you use Google Sheets often, you may have difficulty with locating the files you want quickly. When all your Google Sheets files are together in a jumble, it can be hard to find what you’re looking for, and having to use the search feature each time you want to locate a file is cumbersome. Fortunately, it’s possible to create folders to store and organize your Google Sheets spreadsheets so you can find them more quickly. This tutorial will walk you through how to create a new in Google Drive to store your Google Sheets

Create a Folder from Google Drive

If you want to create folders and organize your Google Sheets, Google Drive is the way to go. Google Drive is an online storage solution that behaves much like the file structure on your computer. You can create folders and subfolders to organize your files and drag and drop the files to the desired location.

Here’s how to create a new folder in Google Drive

Step 1

Open Google Drive by navigating to in your browser

Step 2

If you are not already logged into your Google account, do so now to access Google Drive

Step 3

Once logged in you will be taken to “My Drive”, the central location for all your Google Drive Files and folders. Any folders already in your drive will be displayed here, along with all files not stored in folders

Step 4

To create a folder, click on New in the upper left corner

Step 5

Then select Folder from the menu

Step 6

Type the name for the new folder in the field that appears and click Create

Step 7

The new folder will appear in your Google Drive

Step 8

Once you’ve added a folder, you can move Google Sheets files to it by clicking and dragging them on top of the folder in Google Drive

Step 9

You can also move an open Google Sheets file to a folder by clicking on the Move icon to the right of the filename and navigating to the folder in the popup, then clicking the Move Here button


In this tutorial, I covered how to create a folder in Google Sheets. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.